If you’re a bit tired of the food world's self-seriousness, you are not alone. Actually, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader are on your side. In the newest season of their Emmy-nominated mockumentary series Documentary Now!, these three comedic talents have parodied Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the beloved food film focused on an 85-year-old perfectionist sushi chef.
In the episode Juan Likes Rice & Chicken, which airs on IFC tonight at 10:00 p.m., writer Seth Meyers puts a basic dish on the ultimate pedestal. Set in Colombia, Juan’s Rice & Chicken is a Michelin-starred restaurant that is a 45-minute walk from the nearest road. Inspired by Jiro, Juan’s menu is extraordinarily simple, but created with only the very best—and well-massaged—ingredients.
With a riveting storyline centered around Juan’s son Arturo, played by Fred Armisen, and cameos by Jonathan Gold and David Chang, you will definitely want to watch.